Friday, March 5, 2010

Tired of Waiting for Spring? Make Your Own.

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Hello! I got tired of waiting for things to bloom so I took matters into my own hands.

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You know those sticks from my yard that had hearts hanging off them for Valentines Day? Well, they’ve bloomed cute flowers in cheerful colors! Amazing but true!

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They had help from me, of course! I made some paper flowers from tissue paper and pipe cleaners. I didn’t take any photos of how I made them since I did it last night while watching a few episodes of "The Tudors” on Netflix. But here’s a good link in case you want to try it. Ehow - Tissue Paper Flowers (I just made mine smaller).

They’re easy to make and I just hooked the ends of the pipe cleaners around the sticks. You can see one sticking out in the photo below – oops LOL!
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One day (soon I hope), spring will finally come to Georgia and the rest of the U.S. Hasn’t this been THE longest winter ever!

I know this project isn't for everyone, but it puts a smile on my face!

Have a super weekend everyone!

56 comments:

blackbird said...

I love paper flowers and yours are great.

Jeanette said...

What a great job, your blooms are lovely

salmagundi said...

I'm still enjoying winter - I think I'm the only one in blogland that is not ready for spring. Your flowers are darling, however. I need to see "The Tudors" - must check that out. Sally

Laurie Anne said...

{Swoon} Loving those pretty flowers...
xoxo

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Sometimes, we need to make our own spring! Have a wonderful weekend!
Best,
Stephanie

Debbie said...

Now this just makes me smile! Excellent job. So fun and colorful too!

Screaming Meme said...

I love it! It is so pretty, honey!


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Anonymous said...

Those are so cute! I keep my sunroom filled with plants - so that helps. I also started some pepper plants and herbs from seeds, so that's my way of bringing spring in.

It's supposed to warm up and be nice and sunny this weekend! YAY!!

Have a great one!

tina

Pink Princess said...

OH me like a lot, lol. Going to check the link and who knows...

Katie said...

You know, those spray white painted sticks look like a great idea. My yard is full of them and I have plenty of white and black spray paint. I think I'll add it to my DIY list. :) Thanks for the idea.

Brenda said...

I think they are great! I use to make the giant paper flowers out of tissue paper when I was a teenager. It was big back then to make large ones to fill great a large vase that sat on the floor. Too fun!

Colleen said...

I LOVE your bloomers ! LOL

Angie said...

So so cute and I love the bright colors! I bet you just have to smile when you look at them!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Those are so cute! I'm going to check out the ehow. Thanks for the link. laurie

Linda said...

Hi Manuela- the flowers look so cute gathered all together in the urn- you're right it DOES look like spring! I bet these would be adorable on gift packages, too!

Tennis Girl said...

Hi Manuela,
So pretty and very creative. Thanks for sharing!
Robin

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Could that be any cuter??? Love the flowers and love it that you creatively took Spring into your own hands instead of just wishing for it.

Treasia Stepp said...

Aww how cute it turned out. Getting ready to decorate some branches here as well, only with easter eggs.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good! I don't think I have the patience - maybe 2 or 3 tops.
Enjoy the weekend.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's really all that matters ~ that it puts a smile on your face, Manuela! I think it's very cheery looking. Nice you got to use your branches again, too.

Linda said...

Those are really cute. They would great in my living room. Linda

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Just amazing! I love the flowers, you are very creative indeed! Great job, I will check out the e-how to. Cindy

Becky K. said...

How very cute. I, too, am ready for Spring. I just returned from Kirkland's where I used a gift card from Christmas to purchase some awesome silk flowers and a clearance container that made a great vase. I'll be showing it on Thursday in the next living room segment.

Becky K.

::cottage instincts:: said...

So cute! I just did my last winter vignette, and will be changing things up for spring in a couple weeks...this is such a great idea!

Vee said...

That bouquet certainly looks springy! It must make you smile to see it. I'm sorry that you folks have had such a winter. Ours up here where it should've been winter has been quite mild.

Beth said...

Those flowers are adorable! I think Madison would love those. I'm going to try to make her some. Wish me luck! We had sunshine today and supposed to be in the 60's this weekend....Spring is almost here! Have a great weekend.

Sharon said...

Just beautiful Manuela! Great idea and lovely too! Have a great weekend!
Sharon

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

Too cute!!!!

Rose H (UK) said...

Your spring flowers are very sweet, and the mirror really enhances them.

*Ulrike* said...

I remember making those when I was a kid. Some of them can look so real. Spring is taking its sweet time here isn't it? I can't believe that we got snow this past Tuesday too. Hopefully, we will have a nice warm weekend, but the weather guy on AM750 said to expect storms next week! I guess that is what happens in March! Let's just hope we won't have a blizzard again!!

Andrea said...

What a great idea, and so inexpensive.

Jenglamgirl said...

Prettiest blooms I have ever seen. ;) Love what you created! I put up my easter tree and ornaments... on larsenloves.. have a great night! JGG

Melissa Miller said...

Thet are really pretty! Love the vibrant spring colors. Smiles*

Love the Decor! said...

How sweet and cheerful!!

HeathahLee said...

Winter has been sooooo long here in North Mississippi, too! I'm longing for the sight of the first Forsythia in bloom!

I like your pretty flowers until the real ones show up! : )

Robin @ My Blessed Nest said...

This has been a long winter. I'm in Alabama, so we usually get the same weather that you do...we just get it first! The intermittent warm weekends are making the cold weekdays that much harder to bear! Thanks for sharing your adorable Springy flowers...so bright and cheerful!

Donna said...

I am so ready for spring! Here in Alabama it has been so cold for us!! I am actually tired of snow and I thought I would never say that and we have only had a few inches. You can tell I am a southern gal!
I love your paper flowers! Adorable!
Blessings,
Donna

Julie Harward said...

I think it is so cute! See, hearts turned into flowers..how sweet! Very cheery and spring-ish! :D

Carolyn said...

Very pretty! Just think, the real thing is just around the corner.:-)

Megan said...

Manuela--what a fun idea. I'm tired of waiting for spring here in FL. We are usually already into spring by now but not this year. 49this morning! I have tissue paper and pipecleaners. I think I will make some this weekend. Thanks for another inspirational idea.

jamie said...

Manuela,
So a great idea. Love the spring colors. hope mother nature takes the hint.

Cindy said...

How cute is that??? What a great way to bring Spring on! I love it, i will bookmark that address and thank you so much for the cheerful images to start my day with! Hugs, Cindy S.

Donna said...

The flowers put a smile on my face too, Manuela. How pretty and cheerful!

Hope it warms up this weekend. Hurry up spring!

Cozy Little House said...

You're the most creative gal I know! You can take matters into your own hands with such creativity I am constantly amazed by you!
Brenda

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

How cheerful, colorful and springlike!

nycgirl0501 said...

Great flowers. I nade similar ones to wrap my friends bridal shower gift a few weeks go.

Victoria said...

Looks so happy and springy!

What do you do with your bills at the end of the year? I am curious as to why you file by month vs by vendor (Ga Power, water co, etc). Always looking for a better system..... :)

Gayla said...

How fresh and beautiful! Looks like spring!

Melanie said...

We have had sunshine for 4 days straight and it makes me SO happy! Amazing what sunshine does for the soul.

The flowers are pretty!

Jean said...

So cute! Certainly adds a bright springy spot to your home. Jean

Christina said...

Beautiful burst of color. Love the brightness it brings. We need it around here that's for sure.

Hope you have enjoyed the last couple of beautiful days. Looks like we may get some more rain this week.

Lady Katherine said...

Your flower tree for Spring came out good! Are you planting bulbs this year, or the ones you planted last year coming up? My tulips are up. Would like some more loofah Seeds? I will be glad to send you more. I usually plant mine when I got to plant my gourds in later April and most of the time I planted them in mid-May for that was when I would get to come home from working/traveling. They did well.
I love the M on the wall, love the rolling basket! Love all your dishes and tea cup win. I adore the salt and pepper shakers with the red plates, on the wonderful rack I still love!
I'm doing better, and starting to live life, so as a start to follow my dreams,I started Tea Time Tuesday on my blog and would love for you to join in with some of your lovely cups and ideas. Now you can even have coffee! Are the salt and pepper shakers metal?

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Those are beautiful I love them!
Spring has actually arrived here in Oregon - we weren't hit with the freak weather that seems to be plaguing everyone else. I'm posting some photos of all the beautiful blooms later this afternoon.

Kim said...

What do I have to do to get my hearts to sprout into flowers? :)

Storybook Woods said...

This is sooo sweet. My mother was saying she wanted to make one xoxoxo Clarice

Kathleen Grace said...

I love this project, you can get just the colors and patterns you want this way:>) It has been a long winter but it is finally looking like spring here. Bright sun and 60 degrees today. Woohoo!